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Adrian Haddock

in Philosophy

ISBN: 9780195396577
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0003
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The philosophy of action shares with its topic a certain uncertainty of location. Is action located inside the mind or outside the mind—or does it in some way belong to both domains (thereby undermining a conception of these domains as sharply distinct)? Likewise, is the philosophy of action part of the philosophy of mind or of moral philosophy—or does it in some way belong to both of these domains (thereby undermining a conception of these domains as sharply distinct)? This entry attempts to treat the philosophy of action as a branch of philosophy in its own right.

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art ; Epistemology ; Feminist Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; Philosophy of Law ; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy of Religion ; Philosophy of Science ; Social and Political Philosophy

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